Yoga and nutrition are key components for feeling well and eating well. Here is how you can use them to your advantage.
My love for yoga and meditation began years ago in my basement. I would quietly sneak downstairs at 5:30 a.m. and put on my favourite yoga DVD. It was like my secret weapon for staying balanced and sane in my crazy corporate job. And it was during those quiet times that I truly nurtured and detoxed my soul and started my day off right. The lasting thought the instructor would share was this: “Think only positive thoughts that serve you well for the whole day.” I loved this line, and it most certainly set the stage for the day, increasing my mindfulness and awareness.
Eating well means being mindful of the food you put into your body, as well as acknowledging that you are nourishing every cell of your body. Ask yourself, “Is this food nourishment for my body? Is it fuel for my cells?” I bring this to your attention because when you think about food as fuel for your cells, you will think twice about what you eat and how much you eat.
Refined and processed foods, excess carbs, sugar and preservatives are not fuel. They are simply empty calories increasing your toxic load. Furthermore, you will become more aware that you will not feel your best when you skip breakfast, drink coffee or diet pop, and then chow down on a frozen dinner or white, refined pasta. Becoming more mindful of your eating is at the root of eating well.